Bark cloth stencil, Draudrau, cut from cardboard. It has been used with dye made from Dogo mangrove bark, to which chimney soot has been added. This stencil prints a rectangle 78mm x 39mm which features a wavy line with a saw tooth arc above it, suggesting the sun rising over the ocean
08 Oct 1982
L147 x W81mm
History and use
This is a stencil used for making decorations on tapa. This is one method used in the Pacific for creating designs.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.